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Upcoming Festival Weekend: September 21-24, 2017

  One of the last big weekends, Festival fans! This is one of the last huge festival weekends in Ohio (there will still be a lot of festivals, just significantly less) with over 80 festivals! Surrounding the state, there will be nearly 40 in Indiana, over 20 in Michigan,and over 20 in Kentucky, 20 in Western PA and over 10 …

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35.) HoneyFest Review – Kettering – September 16, 2017

Out in Delco Park… …local beekeepers got together (Pittman Apiaries)… …for a special event called HoneyFest… …where they taught festival goers about bees… …committed themselves in building stronger pollinators (Propolis Projects)… …and offered free samples of their tasty local honey. All around the area were posts that gave bee-related facts… …oftentimes stressing the importance of pollination… …but, along with the …

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34.) Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival Review – Miamisburg – September 16, 2017

It was a beautiful day in Miamisburg… …perfect for celebrating the Miami Valley Bluegrass Heritage Festival. This festival incorporated the Miamisburg Historical Society‘s artisan festival… …with crafters… …woodworkers (BlackWater Workshops)… …and dulcimer players (Star City Dulcimers)… …and blended it with the previously attempted Brewgrass Festival (they had rain the last two fests)… …with its great music (The Vintage Ramblers)… …and …

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33.) Apple Daze Review – Lebanon – September 16, 2017

  AUTHOR’S NOTE: Although this is a review for Apple Daze, there is the possibility that all festivals at this location are similar to this one. ********************************************** When I got to the Hidden Valley Fruit Farm for Apple Daze… …the music was playing and all seemed great (Sugargrove). But when I passed the Barn Yard activities and the inflatables… …I …

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32.) Mason Heritage Festival Review – September 16, 2017

After getting around various road closures and detours, I finally parked and followed walkers down a street… …to the Mason Municipal Center… …where I successfully made it to the Mason Heritage Festival. As it was early, the stage was still being set up. Some kids were already jumping on the inflatables… …and they were possibly eyeing the nearby rock-climbing, putt-putt …

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31.) Spoonbread Festival Review – Berea, Kentucky – September 15, 2017

If there’s ever a way to try a dish for the first time… …you should do it through a festival. But, interestingly enough, the Spoonbread Festival isn’t so much a food festival… …as it is a vendor and community festival… …with over 200 booths hosted by artists, businesses and community organizations. Vendors sold a range of products that included Amish …

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30.) Kentucky Bourbon Festival Review – Bardstown, Kentucky – September 15, 2017

AUTHOR’S NOTE: The Kentucky Bourbon Festival officially goes on for 7 days with events that range from tastings to gala events. This post, as with other festival reviews, will focus on the food, non-food vendors and entertainment. But if you want to read about two events that I attended, you can check out https://ohiofestivals.net/events-kentucky-bourbon-festival/ ********************************************** If you’ve ever made your …

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Events during the Kentucky Bourbon Festival – Bardstown, Kentucky

This weekend, I got to go to Bardstown, Kentucky for the Kentucky Bourbon Festival (review in a separate post) and two special events either put together or hosted by Willett Distillery. The first event, called Whiskey Pig, took place at the Harrison-Smith House… …where the Harrison-Smith House and Louisville’s bar Vetti served small dishes… …while guests wandered around the grounds… …

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29.) Hungarian Fall Festival Review – Hiram – September 10, 2017

I finished my festival weekend at the Hungarian Center of Northeastern Ohio… …where people came together for the Hungarian Fall Festival. Near the entrance, festival goers had to purchase food tickets… …in order to exchange them at the food station… …and be rewarded with stuffed cabbage, potatoes and more. After picking up a drink at the bar… …they could then …